Grow and Learn: Adults
At The Ridge we have many opportunities to grow and learn. There are groups for study, for sharing, for reading and for learning. Men and women alike, take part in activities that enrich their lives, not only by being together and sharing fellowship but also by sharing their knowledge, their interests and their friendships.
Sunday mornings are about coming together in the sanctuary to worship our God and joining with members of our faith community to learn and grow in God’s Word. Addressing the latter is what the Sunday school part of Sunday morning is all about.
The Ridge offers a number of Sunday morning learning opportunities for adults. There are classes for adults of all ages with points of emphasis ranging from traditional Bible study to discussions of current events from a Christian point of view. Our adult Sunday school classes meet at various times and at various locations throughout the church. Class schedules.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY and ISSUES GROUP
Women meet twice a month, the first and third Thursdays from 10:00 am-12:00 noon, for Bible study in the church library. Using books and/or printed guides as their resource material they discuss timely topics of the day while considering scriptures for reference and personal guidance while relating to their studies of the Bible. Sometimes the discussions can be very lively as they compare their personal lives and “issues” to those in biblical times. This is an open group with a standing invitation for anyone to visit or join at any time. On an average, there are 10-12 women in attendance.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
The United Methodist Women meet in small groups called circles, once a month, and as a larger group in the monthly Unit Meeting. All women of the church are invited to visit and learn more about us. The UMW of The Ridge have an extensive outreach program including Spofford Home for Children, Della Lamb, Ronald McDonald House, Hope House and more. Look for dates and times of meetings in the Sunday bulletin calendar, the calendar on the website and for more information the monthly church newsletter. Read more about the United Methodist Women by following this link.
MEN OF THE RIDGE
An organization of men, including both current and former members and staff that meet at 7:00am the first Saturday of the month at a local restaurant (Ginger’s 11555 E 63rd St.) for a brief meeting and fellowship. Everyone is welcome! The Men of The Ridge provide scholarships to Graduating High School Seniors, subject to the rules set up by the men and they also support the many causes promoted by The Ridge.
WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB
Women gather in the church library the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm to discuss their most recent book. The discussion is led by one of its members. There is a standing invitation for anyone to visit or join. If you have any questions, contact Charlotte Robinson through the church office at 816-353-1435.
A group of seniors that gather at 12:00 noon on the second Thursday of each month for fellowship and lively conversation. There is always an entertaining program, a brief meeting and pot luck luncheon. There is a standing invitation for anyone to visit or join at any time. Please contact Marilyn Yorke through the church office if you have any questions.